On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 07:32:43 -0700, "Kent Stewart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
said:
> On Thursday 25 September 2003 04:12 pm, K Anderson wrote:
> > Kent Stewart wrote:
> > > On Monday 22 September 2003 08:45 pm, cuddlesomebunny wrote:
> > >>Could anybody explain to me what is up with ports?
> > >>
> > >>I am using FreeBSD 5.x-p2 and I am using ports and am having one
> > >> hell of a time installing things.
> > >>
> > >>Here's what is happeng.
> > >>
> > >>I go to install ports and if it needs to get a dependency it goes
> > >> and fetches it and becomes the usual compile process. Except that
> > >> the dependency might already be installed with the exact version
> > >> required and so most of the time the ports error out telling me I
> > >> need to make deinstall on some dependency then make reinstall on
> > >> it.
[snip]
> > >>I tried using the portupgrade stuffs but that just seems to make
> > >>things worse overall.
> > >>
> > >>Anybody got any hints as to why it seems ports is having these
> > >> sorts of problems?
> > >
> > > I don't have any idea what you problem is; however, there is an
> > > ongoing discussion on -current with people having port problems.
> > > What I remember is that the freeze has them locked and they can't
> > > patch the ports to build and install on -current until the port
> > > freeze is over. You might be caught by this problem or something
> > > entirely different.

I'm obviously getting into this very late, but I'll hazard a couple of
suggestions.  Apologies if they've already been discussed/discarded.

1. If you haven't already, run portsdb -uU and pkgdb -F.

2. If it isn't among the "portupgrade stuff" you've already tried, the
-fRN options in combination may work.

Jud
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